This amazing Granada TV footage shows a young Muhammad Ali giving an interview with Bob Greaves when he was in Stretford Arndale shopping Centre in 1971.
In the footage, Ali talks candidly about his plans to convert to Islam, his love of the city of Manchester and Jo Frazier.
Allied London and Manchester City Council have agreed a £26.5m deal with ITV to buy the old Granada Studios site.
There are plans to develop the site into a residential area, subject to planning applications.
Around 50 athletes from the North West will compete at the Paralympic Games in London.
Daniel Hewitt takes a look at some of the ones to watch.